Technoserve National Food Processing Training and Facilitation Experts Jobs in Ethiopia

Technoserve National Food Processing Training and Facilitation Experts Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199648

Category: Natural Sciences
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Job Description

Job Details: Short Term Consultancy

Location: Ethiopia


TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets.

Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

Program Description

TechnoServe is implementing the USAID funded Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP) regional program in collaboration with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS).

The program leverages the power of the private sector to create better nutritional outcomes for base-of-the-pyramid consumers and more profitable market opportunities for local farmers.

This is achieved by supporting local food processing companies in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia through remote technical assistance and training from world leading food processing companies under PFS to increase the availability of safe, affordable and nutritious food.

Position Description

Through this Partnership the AINFP program seeks to deliver Sector Wide Trainings (SWTs) in Ethiopia covering industry best practices in targeting systemic constraints and challenges.

The Sector Wide Trainings will be offered to Food processors and related industry stakeholders, bringing industry actors together and encouraging closer dialogue, knowledge sharing, and awareness across the sector. AINFP Program seeking to recruit Short-Term Technical Food Processing Experts in one or more of the following areas:

  • Instructional Design and Training Media Production

  • Training Material and Media Translation from English to Amharic

  • Food Safety and Quality Standards

  • Good Manufacturing Practices

  • Access to Finance for Food processors

  • Nutrition and Fortification

  • Engineering

  • New Product Development

  • Supply Chain Operations

  • Food Manufacturing

  • Marketing and Branding

  • Financial Operations

    Specifically, the Technical Experts will:

  • Master the AINFP Training methodology through
    a Training of Trainers workshop

  • Facilitate the preparation and delivery of Local Sector Wide Trainings

  • Support the development of training content using appropriate adult learning pedagogy

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to select food processors to ensure knowledge adoption and behaviour change

  • Provide impact evaluation and reporting of the trainings conducted

    Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Food Science/Nutrition and other relevant field or a Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of experience

  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in their field of expertise

  • Fluency in English is preferred, Amharic or Swahili an added advantage

  • Excellent oral and written communication skill

  • Excellent facilitation and practical training experience in developing countries

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), as well as worker safety

  • Experience in training of trainers in food quality management systems and certification

  • Proven experience in adult learning pedagogy is an added advantage

  • Experience working independently and managing/marketing training events

  • Excellent computer skills

    Desired Skills:

  • Self-starter, energetic, and friendly

  • Engages people and empowers them to deliver on promises

  • Strong networking and relationship building skills

  • Maintains integrity and personal reputation

  • Willingness for periodic travel countrywide

  • Strong interest in development and commitment to TechnoServe’s mission to reduce poverty through business solutions

    How to Apply

    Deadline for applications: Oen ended

    Application Guidelines:

    Qualified and interested applicants should submit a PDF Word-formatted single document consisting of:

  • Cover Letter specifying area of expertise on the subject line

  • CV detailing relevant past assignments undertaken including daily/hourly rate of each of the assignments using the table format below:

  • Consulting/Employment Assignment Undertaken

  • Organisation/Client name and location

  • Duration of assignment

  • Daily/Hourly rate charged by consultant

  • Accomplishment/


    Submit to Please identify the position for which you are applying in the subject line. We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants.

    Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.

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